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Where’s My Lawn?

We know that particularly in the warmer months, our homeowners are often itching to have their new lawn installed. There are a number of factors that must be in place to ensure a successful installation, these include:

  1. The ground needs to be dry enough to be able to get equipment through to prepare the rough grade. Please note that excessive rain can delay this process.
  2. Sod farms need to be open and ready for harvesting.
  3. Curbs and sidewalks on your street need to be completed.
  4. The base coat of driveway asphalt has to be installed. Please note that if the weather is too wet or hot, this can prolong the installation time frame.
  5. An engineering examination of your lawn must take place before the landscapers can do their part to lay the sod.

Once conditions are ideal, Empire will issue three separate notices informing you on the start of curbs and sidewalk construction, sod installation and driveway installation. Once your sod is installed, there will be an additional inspection process with our engineers and the municipality.

It is the responsibility of each homeowner to maintain their lawn once it’s installed. We’ve provided some best practices below to help you keep your new lawn green and healthy.

We also recommend that you do not put up fences, decks or landscaping until we have final grading approval, which can take up to 2 years or more depending upon the municipality.